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There was a problem with Episode 20, and that episode has been re-uploaded so it should be fixed.
Back to Twitter. There's a fellow, Ben, compiling a list of all ham radio operators on Twitter: www.innismir.net/page/ham-twits (Ed note: it's now at www.hamtwits.com)
10:32 A couple of new podcasts are out: The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast, episode 6, by Jerry, KB0BIK. It's available on iTunes, and kb0bik
The other is the ICQ Podcast, also available at iTunes, www.icqpodcast.com run by Colin and Martin in the UK.
Apologies for email and frapprmap. We'll get that sorted out shortly.
15:06 The Amateur's Code. http://www.arrl.org/acode.html In 1928, Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, wrote a code of conduct for amateur radio operators. It is reproduced here:
The Radio Amateur is
CONSIDERATE…never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYAL…offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE…with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.
FRIENDLY…slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED…radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
PATRIOTIC…station and skill always ready for service to country and community.
It applies today just as much as it did then.
Topic: 20:22 Guglielmo Marconi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guglielmo_Marconi An overview of his radio experiments and their influence on our hobby. You should also read up on Nikola Tesla, Oliver Lodge, and others that were pioneers in radio and electricity. Search the Internet. There's a lot of information available.
Richard KB5JBV has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He has held positions with the America Radio Relay League including but not limited to Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Kaufman County Texas, Volunteer Examiner and Technical Specialist in the North Texas section.
Richard has also served as RACES assistant radio officer for the city of Mesquite, Tx. and among numerous other duties Including club president for the HAM Association of Mesquite Texas.